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Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
for police officers but for dispatchers as well, joe vazquez, cbs5. >>> and they terrorize the people at cdc and they terrorize researchers. >> just how hard will it be to pass any kind of federal gun control law? a lesson in the power of the nra at the cdc. >> a seismic shift in the golden state and we aren't talking earthquakes, how the face of california is changing again. ,,,,,,,,,, last summer -- has re-opene screening for the lastest ht >>> the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting last summer has reopened. a screening of the latest hobbit movie was shown tonight following a somber remembrance ceremony. last july 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded during a screening of the midnight batman movie. >>> cbs news reporter mark straussman explains our next story. >> there is absolutely no question, these are preventible deaths. >> reporter: dr. mark rosenberg used to oversee research into gun violence and prevention at the centers for disease control. in 1996 the nra successfully lobbied congress to put this restriction into the cdc's budget. none of the fu
Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
research on the causes of gun violence. that was something that congress specifically prevented the c.d.c. from doing. mark strassman has more on that. >> there is absolutely no question-- these are preventable deaths. >> reporter: dr. mark rosenberg used to oversee research into gun violence prevention at the centers for disease control. in 1996, the nra successfully lobbied congress to put this restriction into the cdc's budget: "none of the funds made available may be used to advocate or promote gun control." >> these were shots fired across the bow, and they terrorized the people at cdc. they terrorized researchers who said, "whoa! this is scary. i don't want my funding jeopardized." >> reporter: the nra was infuriated with a 1993 study sponsored by the cdc that concluded having a gun at home offered little protection but increased almost three-fold the risk of one family member shooting another. cdc funding into gun violence research has been plummeted 96% since 1996 to just $100,000 of last year's $5.6 billion cdc budget. is gun violence a legitimate public health issue? >> absolute
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
the total to 44 states. and the c.d.c. said the percentage of people going to the hospital for treatment has doubled in the past month. we asked dr. jon lapook to give us the latest. >> reporter: the emergency in boston was declared after confirmed cases of flu reached 700. there were just 70 at this time last year. across the state, 18 patients have died. dr. barbara ferrer is the executive director of the boston public health commission. >> in the last two weeks alone we've doubled our number. so if we continue at this rate to see new cases, we'll have an explosion of flu in the city of boston. so we really need to get ahead of this at this point in time. >> reporter: and to do that, officials are urging vaccination for everyone six months and older. clinics will be giving free shots this weekend. lehigh valley hospital in pennsylvania is getting as many as 100 patients a day with flu- like symptoms. a tent has been set up to handle the less serious cases. nurse terry burger is in charge of infection control. >> we need a full functioning, active emergency department for the community, and
Jan 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
. in an update today, the c.d.c. reports a high level of flu in these 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. but health officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated, and dr. jon lapook has more on who should get the flu shot. >> reporter: this is 17-year-old max and his family on christmas day, hours after he came down with the flu. later he took a turn for the worse and was airlifted to a minnesota hospital. phil is max's uncle. >> it was really just a snowball effect over several days and doctors made a few brief periods of some progress but just were never really able to get ahead of things and his body just -- honestly just couldn't keep up. >> reporter: the flu virus can weaken a person's natural defenses. max, who did not get a flu shot, developed a bacterial infection and pneumonia. it caused his organs to shut down. he died on december 29. lynn finelli tracks flu for the c.d.c. >> influenza causes death often through its complications. especially in the elderly influenza causes death through pneumonia and through exacerbation of chronic underlying conditions. >> reporter
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
official acknowledging the outbreak has reached a new level. >> if you look at the charts that the cdc put out on their website, it clearly has gone above that threshold. we are into what would classically be described as a flu epidemic. >> senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is live in ft. worth, texas, with what may be some good news. she has an early read on the new flu numbers that we're getting. elizabeth, what have you learned? >> the cdc every friday release the new flu numbers. i got an early look at them. as you said a little bit of good news. the flu activity in this country has gone down a bit. two weeks ago we were talking about 29 states having high levels of flu activity. now we're talking about 24 states having high level of flu activity. that is good news. now i want to talk about the numbers in a sightly different way. this gets confusing, so bear with me. we're seeing less flu in the united states, but it is spread out more. geographically it has spread out to more locations. so, to put that in terms of numbers, two weeks ago, 41 states were seeing widespread act
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
a decade. it has the cdc concerned and tonight, cities across the country and their hospitals are feeling the strain, and we haven't even reached the 50 yard line of flu season. emergency departments have become ground zero in the fight against the flu. at new york st. barnabus hospital the hallways are packed with patients. what's the status today? >> right now compared to last year at this time we've seen three times as many flu patients as we've seen all of last year. >> reporter: more than 50 cases a day of flu-like symptoms. is it fair to say you are overwhelmed? >> i'd say yes we're at overflow right now, we definitely are, we're very busy. >> reporter: patients like lawrence johansson. >> yesterday morning, fever, feeling terrible. >> reporter: you look like you feel lousy. >> i do. >> reporter: at brigham and women's hospital, 50 more already this year than all of last year. veteran e.r. doctor, dr. charles pazner. >> patients feel like they're run over by a bus, body aches, joint aches, feverish, oftentimes have sweats. >> reporter: in chicago hospitals are so overwhelmed with pa
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> the cdc is also a sign that this vaccination for this flu season is unprecedented. california is just one of a few states that is not from the few full force. it has crossed the threshold to become an official epidemic with the number of deaths that has already claimed. this year's strain known as h3n2 is a particularly nasty one. we're seeing people, very high fever, um often they're laying down curled up, looking very unwell. quite severe, seeing rates of hospitalization higher than last 2 years and enough to give us all concern. the cdc says 20 children have died since the beginning of the flu season. it doesn't track adults, but some states have reported dozens of deaths. >> pam: that was catherine heenan reporting. the c-d-c says the flu becomes epidemic at some point every year. but this year it's about two weeks earlier than usual. >> vivian brown, one of the san francisco twin sisters, known for their colorful matching outfits and infectious smiles. has died. the 85-year-old brown suffered from alzheimer's disease and died in her sleep wednesday. vivian, and her sister, marian, w
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
in there to check on her, and she was gone. >> reporter: the cdc said 18 of the affecting states are about to hit epidemic levels for the flu. things are likely to get worse. there are five more weeks before the end of this flu season. reporting from new york. >> abc2 news is your source for the very latest information on this flu outbreak as it continues. >> abc2 news linda so has been following the outbreak and has more on why this season is more dangerous. >> reporter: it's the type of flu strain. it's called the h3n2. that could be one of the reasons why we're seeing so many cases so early in the season. flu season typically peaks in february but many hospitals saw a spike in december. the numbers were way up. 875 patients came into the emergency room last month with flu-like symptoms. on any given day as many as 25 to 30 patients are being seen in the emergency department. the h3n2 strain has been known to make you feel more sick and cause more respiratory problems, especially in the elderly. >> it's not a new or novel flu strain when we had the swine flu that came out a couple years ago, bu
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
even deadlier, the brand-new numbers from the cdc right after the break. >> coming up next marion barry's bizarre allegations against >>> january 18th, 1990, 23 years ago today a day that will go down in infamy here in d.c., that's for sure. then mayor marion barry was arrested that night for crack cocaine possession in a sting operation, but get this. barry tells u.s. news the fbi was actually trying to kill him by having him smoke some substance that was never proven to be cocaine crack. in that interview barry said they had an emt on the spot which he claims is rare for the fbi. the agency calls barry's allegations absurd and disappointing. >>> in tonight's health alert new flu numbers out from the cdc, 48 states now reporting widespread flu activity up from 47 last week. california is the new state added as the flu continues to head west. nationally nine more children died from the flu last week and that brings the season's total to 29. the cdc doesn't keep track of adult deaths every week, but they estimate the flu kills about 24,000 people every year. >>> pretty cold night out the
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
/7. call 1-800-progressive. >> tomorrow, the cdc will release its latest flu numbers. they expect a big jump. viruses considered widespread in 40 states. tracy potts has more on the flu frenzy in today's medical alert. >> in boston, the mayor declared a public health emergency. they have had 700 cases so far. >> that is 10 times the number of total cases we saw last year. >> they are offering free flu shots to combat what the cdc says could be one of the worst flu seasons we have seen in years. >> it was like something hit me like a truck. >> doctor visits have doubled in the last four weeks. some schools have closed. crowded emergency rooms are turning people away. this pennsylvania hospital set up a tent for the overflow. >> we can see them, and evaluate them, discharge them right from the tent. >> so far, at 18 children have died, including this 6-year-old from texas. >> she was daddy's girl. i do not know what to do. >> this north carolina hair salon is seen the impact on workers and customers. >> they are canceling appointments, rescheduling, coming in coughing. it has been bad. >>
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
-related. the epidemic rages across the entire country, and the cdc is reporting now that they have classified 41 states as having what they call widespread flu activity. more than 2200 people hospitalized, 18 children, 23 adolescents, sadly have died nationwide. the percentage of people seeing their health care provider for flu-like symptoms has climbed sharply. from just under 3% the almost 6%, doubling in the last four weeks. last year's relatively mild season peaked. experts are calling this year's flu strikingly similar to the severe strain of 2003 and for resulting in more than 40,000 from related deaths. this season is just getting started. according to the cdc, increased selectivity could continue for up to two more months, persisting much as the h1 in one or swine flu pandemic of 2009 that resulted in nearly half a million deaths worldwide. meanwhile, hospitals across the country are reporting they are overwhelmed by the number of patients with influenza-like symptoms flooding their emergency rooms. one pennsylvania hospital has been forced to put up by huge mobil surged ten to to handle incomi
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Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. so the death toll grows. cdc releases numbers, 20 children have died and overall there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma and six in illinois. nationwide the grim total may be higher since not all of the deaths are initially reported as linked to the flu. anna is following all this develop by the hour. live in the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: officials say the flu outbreak may be slowing, cuomo declared a state health emergency. flu has been reported in all states, 57 counties and all five boroughs. boston has been hit particularly hard. death toll stands at six including a child under the age of 6. stated public health officials say the flu's early arrival and fierce symptoms have caused patients to flood emergency rooms and a rush on vaccine. nationally officials say supplies are running low in some places, but vaccine is still available. nearly 130 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed and so far at least 112 million have been used. they say it's not too late to get your shot. >> this is one
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
already, it's now widespread in 47 out of the 50 states, remember. the cdc confirms what a lot of us already know from the workplace and the world around us. this other virus, the stomach bug that is making victims really miserable and they're dropping fast. more from our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman. >> tonight, the cdc is warning about a new outbreak, norovirus, which causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. what has health officials so alarmed, the strength of the virus and how quickly it spreads. norovirus is transmitted by people who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. it lives on surfaces or on food people touch. the current strain hitting the united states is from australia. it's highly infectious and particularly vicious. >> it can stay alive for long periods of time. and can be transmitted easily to anybody. so it's a small environment with lots of people, and it can get transmitted very quickly. >> reporter: unlike influenza, there is no vaccine, so the best way to get rid of it, disinfecting surfaces with bleach and keeping hands clea
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
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Jan 11, 2013 5:30am EST
the cdc on growing flu epidemic among children there have been 18 deaths reported so far this season. from coast to coast americans are waging a losing battle against the nasty flu strain. doctors overrun with patients are running low on flu shots and tests as the virus continues to spread. more than 180 million vaccine doses has been distributed worldwide but clinics can't keep up with demand. pharmacists are struggling to fill prescription drugs and schools across the country reports hundreds of children out sick. one school district in oklahoma canceled class after a quarter of the students became ill. >> when it hits you, it knocks you quick. >> one county in new york reports 2300 cases of the flu. last year at this time there, were 5 cases. cdc says the seasonal flu will cost businesses nearly 10 1/2 billion dollars in direct cost for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults and that doesn't include sick pay and work delays and overall lost productivity. is your place to go for all flu related questions you might have especially about the shots or remedies or
Jan 25, 2013 4:30am EST
and been banned from the campus. >>> the cdc is telling you to be extra vigilant about washing hands and prepare food properly. this as it deals with a new strain of stomach bug. the strain of noro-virus is spreading across and spreading quickly. they've seen 140 outbreaks in the last four months. it's spread in places like schools, cruise ships, nursing homes. to prevent getting sick, doctors urge you to keep your hands washed, disinfect surfaces and prepare food properly. >>> before making the eggs for breakfast, the cdc is blaming salmonella contaminated eggs for illnesses in 2009 and 2010. the figures were just released. it found that more than 29,000 people became sick from something they ate during that two-year span. 1200 wound up in the hospital. 23 people died from food borne illnesses. >>> filling your gas tank could get more expensive in maryland. the senate president there, thomas miller, he's proposing the idea of letting counties raise the state's gas tax by as much as 5 cents to fund transportation projects. the state has a 23.5 cents per gallon tax already that hasn't
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Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
. the cdc reports widespread flu activity in nearly every state except california, mississippi and hawaii. why mississippi would be there in the middle of things and not have a wid spread. probably has more to do with reporting than reality. it was widespread in just 41 states in the previous week. in eastern oklahoma one school district canceled classes because nearly one quarter of the 650 students report they came down with the flu bug. and we reported about shortages of flu vaccine in some areas in the united states including the city of summerville massachusetts but the cdc director says calm down with that. the overall picture is good and folks have plenty of opportunities to get the shot. >> if you haven't been vaccinated and want to be, better late than never but call the preprovider ahead of time. most of of the more than 130 million doses produced by vaccine manufacturers this year have already been given. >> shepard: and it is still too early to tell how bad flu season may yet turn out. it already killed at least 20 kids across the country as i mentioned. jonathan, what are you
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
're better. see you tonight. fbn. >> eric: we have a fox news alert. the cdc just released new figures showing dramatic and dangerous statistics about this year's flu season that is raging across the united states. 47 states are now dealing with widespread outbreak of the deadly flu. this strain is now officially being called an epidemic. that new designate means more than seven in 100 deaths in the country are caused by the fires. the hardest hit in the midwest, minnesota, 27 people died. in the east, pennsylvania, 22 dead. and down south, 22 people have perished in south carolina. pretty sobering given that this may be another six to eight weeks for the season. we "fivers" want to tell you how we are dealing with the there. greg is handling it from bed. he is recovering and he will be okay. kimberly, we have home medications. how are you handling it? >> kimberly: there are quite a few missing at 6:00 tonight. i could use this at my house. the little guy last night at 1:30, sure enough. started, you know, throwing up. the whole deal. we went to the doctor's office. dr. michael ronin.
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Jan 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
to give you an idea what that means. the cdc declares an epidemic when the percentage of deaths reported from a disease is above a certain threshold. in this case, that threshold is 7.2%. and our current situation, the number of deaths from the flu is now at 7.3% of those who have it today in new york governor andrew cuomo declaring health emergency that gives him executive power to alarm pharmacists for the next 30 days to give the flu shot to patients who are between the ages of six months and 18 years old. under current state law pharmacists could only administer the vaccine to 18 years and older. those at risk having serious complications from the flu. new york's leaders urging everyone to get a flu shot immediately as the number of flu cases keeps climbing. >> we are setting records in our urgent care center in the number of patients. seeing a lot of people coming with shortness of breath and wheezing. >> i want you to take a look at this map here. you will see the cdc is reporting the bug is wide spreads spread in 47 states. everywhere except california, mississippi and hawaii. ton
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
at 11. >> this is the latest from the cdc. california has high flu activity minimal flew take a look at that the levels of intensity. for the month of december. actor burt reynolds is in intensive care in a florida hospital. he is being treated for symptoms of the flu. the 76-year-old actor went to the hospital after becoming dehydrated. he was eventually transferred to the i-c-u. his representative says, the actor is doing better now and expects to be back in a regular hospital room soon. >> jacqueline: saturday towards sunday we are going to see temperatures decreasing as the cool air comes in. the satellite ever stand ritter, with the high clouds and the storm to the north. the satellite & -- radar. for there is a possibility of showers. this body pattern with the creasing for the later morning hours. clear conditions to the north bay. we are going to see mostly sunny skies for most of the day. but it will be cooler. by 9, still some cloud coverage but also most recently. the afternoon highs will be about 10 degrees cooler than today. upper kitties for the most part. some inches o
Jan 25, 2013 5:00am EST
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Jan 30, 2013 1:05am PST
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Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
, the cdc provided first indication as to how well the vaccine is working. turns out it's 62% effective, meaning, if you got the vaccine you're 62% less likely to have to visit your doctor for the flu. but the cdc acknowledges there have been shortages of the vaccine, so our team fanned out across the country to see what they could find. in chicago. >> i'm going to log on to to find the closest place to get a flu shot. >> reporter: at the pharmacy, success. >> do you have flu vaccine left? >> we certainly do. >> reporter: in new york city, another success. >> so right now you're administering ten vaccines an hour? >> reporter: but in gulfport, mississippi, our first call came up empty. >> we don't have any. >> you don't have any left? >> reporter: tonight, the cdc says if at first you don't succeed keep calling around. >> with these weeks left, rich, can you get the flu twice? >> unfortunately, you can. there is at least three strains of flu that are out there, so if in october, november, you got one strain, you are still susceptible to the other ones. it's not too late to get p
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
doctor and hospital visits. the c.d.c. reports the number of the cases is starting to ease in most parts of the country but remain widespread in 47 states. dr. jon lapook now reports on the trouble in texas. >> reporter: in tarrant county texas flu cases have nearly tripled since the beginning of december. four more ambulances have been added to mobile medstar's fleet in fort worth. spokesman matt zavadasky said emergency calls are up 15% since last year. >> we're at our daily average and we still have eight hours of our busiest time frame to go for today. >> reporter: an ambulance headed to the home of a woman with kidney problems and diabetes. she called 911 after feeling ill for a couple of days. >> we have an elderly patient who has preexisting medical conditions. they get flu-like symptoms. it gets exacerbated because of their underlying medical conditions to the point they have to call 911 and go to the emergency room for treatment. >> reporter: some star medstar ambulances double as waiting rooms when area hospitals become overcrowded. the c.d.c. said elderly make up half of all h
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
in it latest update today, the c.d.c. says 7.3% of the deaths in this country last week were caused by flu and pneumonia, meaning we have an epidemic. since mid-november, the number of states reporting that flu had reached wide areas has grown week after week after week. it's widespread tonight. in 47 states. flu season started early, but here's the good news: it may be peaking early and here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the c.d.c. says the number of states reporting high flu activity has dropped from 29 to 24. but in places like new york, the number of cases is still rising at montefiore medical center they're having trouble keeping up. >> this week we hit 371 patients in a 24-hour period. the days following they hit 394. much of it is flu-like illness. >> reporter: the current vaccine is 62% effective. that's about average. but it may be less effective in the elderly whose immune systems are less robust. >> i'm here for your flu shot. >> reporter: in the bronx, health officials are targeting seniors who account for 90% of all flu-related deaths. today nurse stacy rivera was givi
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
says. the cdc uses data from hospitals and research centers. it's not as close to real time as google flu trends is, but it's probably more accurate. according to the cdc, this is what the county looked like back in october with very minimal flu activity. as we move forward into november and december, the same story plays out as influenza reports start to spike in the south and by new years it's everywhere, just like with google. but here's the good news, if we move forward a week into 2013 the cdc map actually shows that influenza cases started to drop off. the center for disease control has actually seeing fewer flu cases, but in it's not unheard of for cases to dip and then pick back up again as it did in in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> pam: if you're flying in or out of s-f-o this weekend, you could experience some delays. and they have nothing to do with the weather. kron 4's dan kerman explains. a closure of another type is causing problems for commuters on the dumbarton bridge. since the beginning of the year, budget issues have forced the closure of toll boo
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
actually be starting to improve. the cdc just releasing brand-new numbers showing that those numbers that have been very high are declining in parts of the country, and maybe it's your part of the country. it is still a dangerous situation, though, just look at the map. the widespread activity has now spread to 47 states. the cdc's latest count shows that 20 children have now died across the usa, and if that is not bad enough, there are a few other less talked-about illnesses that are also sending a lot of people to the emergency room, those illnesses including whooping cough and a very nasty stomach bug, in fact, a norovirus, our senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen is in ft. worth, texas, and she's been tracking all three of these illnesses. i want to start with the most serious and the one creating the most headlines, this flu. so, we are seeing this slowdown that i just mentioned but the numbers are still high. put it in perspective for me, if you can today, elizabeth. >> reporter: do you know what, ashleigh, if you look overall at the whole country, the numbers have gon
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
is hitting this season, that's for sure. it is an epidemic. but the cdc has new numbers and which areas are hardest hit. >>> plus, ipo investors, some people making a lot of money on cruise ships. that's next. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ]'ll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> norwegian cruise lines set sale under the ticket symbol lcnh. a market vam u last night of $3.8 billion. but the stock surged at
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
warnings we are facing an em ep dymmek, the situation may be starting to improve. the cdc is releasing new numbers that show high numbers at least declining in parts of the country. but it is still it, under line this still a very dangerous situation with widespread activity now reported in 48 states. the cdc's latest count shows 20 children have died across the country. we'll have a live report. >>> moving on, it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" reporting that cycling superstar lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. >> the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and then in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself because for many years now, he's strenuously denied these doping allegations and with all the evidence that's come out against him, it's hard to deny it anymore. and he's making a calculated decision for himself personally, it's also i
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Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
suffering widespread flu problem. a short time ago, the c.d.c. released its latest numbers. 20 children have died and now 47 states reporting widespread influenza outbreaks, up from 47 the week before. and these conditions may persist for weeks. but those c.d.c. numbers lag by a couple of weeks and just the last 48 hours we've learned there are now 27 dead in minnesota, 22 in pennsylvania, 18 in massachusetts, 8 in oklahoma, 6 in illinois, in new york, two nursing home patients have died, and it's important to note that the elderly, the ill and the young are considered the most vulnerable. we are going to bring you more developments on this as we get them. well, terrifying new details emerging from a crime drama in los angeles, it sounds like a movie, but it's real. armed robbers burst into a clothing store late last night taking 14 workers hostage before they were rescued by an s.w.a.t. team early this morning. now, we're learning that at least some of the hostages were assaulted during the siege. trace gallagher has more live from los angeles, trace? >> yeah, this began, megyn, as an after
Jan 13, 2013 5:00am PST
gripped the nation. the cdc reports that 20 children have died, and we know from individual states that more than 100 adults are dead. with 47 states reporting widespread flu activity health officials say it is too soon to know if we are over the peak. in new york, governor cuomo has declared a public health emer emergency because of the flu and it clears the way to vaccinate children more easily. more than 19,000 flu cases have been diagnosed in new york alone. this is how the state commissioner described the number who had to be hospitalized. >> as of january 5th, the state health department received reports of over 2,800 patients hospitalized with laborato laboratory-confirmed influenza compared to 1,169 for all of last year. >> and it is not too late to get your flu shot just like governor cuomo is there. the cdc says that this year's vaccine is a good match for the flu strain going around. >> president obama paid a visit to the clinic at the pentagon this week, and don't worry, not for a case of the flu, but the white house says a routine fit ness evaluation, and the results w
Jan 5, 2013 1:00am PST
for disease control, after it had some -- you cited some data, i think that's probably from the old cdc studies. when those came out, the nra was upset and got congress to limit the funding. that's been a goal ever since because the nra argues those studies are biased and politically motivated. >> they talk about being 2.7 times more likely to be involved with homicide, 4.5 times or so more likely to be involved with suicide. one of the things about the whole notion of discrimination based on gun ownership, the affordable care act specifically says insurance companies can't discriminate period against gun owners or anybody, and we couldn't find evidence of that ever even being a problem. from the senators you have spoken to, is the broader issue that the nra lobbied for this because they want to separate guns from being a health issue? >> they argue, they say guns should not be considered a public health issue. they felt that researchers and doctors at the cdc and in the government have looked at guns as a pathogen, and they say that's unfair, that gun rights are protected in the second
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Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
and heart attacks. the cdc defines it as having four or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting. john roberts, he is live in atlanta which is home to the cdc. the feds sounding a serious warning here? >> they are sounding a serious warning. one of the reasons is because binge drinking could well beyond four drinks, average was six and most troubling was the prevalence among high school age girls. female high school students nearly 40% of them say they drink at some point during the average month. one in five high school students report binge drinking three times a month. it gets worse as they get older. by the time they reach the twelfth grade, two-thirds of students report binge drink. the problem is still very bad. one in five binge drink. white women reported the most and there is economic factor. highest prevalence making $57,000 a year or more. why is this all important? you alluded a little bit. 12,000 plus deaths per year among women because of binge drinking can lead to a terrible, violence, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, reduced brain function, unintended pregnancies and fetal
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Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
dangerous and potentially deadly. john roberts in our atlanta newsroom tonight. home of the cdc. hey, john. >> geographic to you, shep. those numbers particularly among high school girls are very troubling. believe it or not it gets worse as the get older. one in five figure for high school girls. by the time they get into college and working world. that number increases in one in four. the heaviest drinkers tend to be white women followed by hispanic women and as they get into the working world, they have more disposable enemy, more money to buy alcohol. the heaviest drinkers tend to have an income of $75,000 and above. now, all of this as can you imagine has serious potential health consequences. accord to the cdc, 12,000 young women die every year from binge drinking. and there are plenty of other things besides death disease-related to worry about according to dr. tom freidman who is the head of the cdc. here is what he tell me. >> when men and women binge drink they are more likely to have particular problems for girls. unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, violence,
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Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
begin with jonathan serrie in atlanta, where the cdc released the information. >> some are using the term "epidemic" the cdc avoids the term because each flu season is by nature an epidemic. while it remanes unclear how long this flu season will last and how severe it will become, the federal health officials insist it's not too late for americans to protect themselves. >> 47 states with widespread flu activity, cdc announced potential silver lining. flu cases are declining in some region, especially in the south which went to this season's flu season earlier than norm. epidemiologists won't know how accurate the data are until we move further from the holidays. >> a lot of clinics are closed and a lot of people don't go to the doctor or only go when they are sick. je to think about that when we look at the data. in a week or two, post holidays the data will smooth out a little bit to understand more about what is happening. >> the major flu virus is h3n2. it struck early in past years and often hitting hard. news report and stories from ant sick prompted in hold-out to get the l
Jan 5, 2013 4:00am PST
of illness, this, on a very serious note is turning into a nasty flu season. the cdc saying there's widespread outbreaks practically everywhere in america. new numbers this morning. we're going to have practical advice for you from dr. jen ashton. >> not just the flu. but the whooping cough, as well. >>> this morning, mystery solved. we track down the man in the newly-discovered photo of young princess diana. the photo that was never supposed to be public. everybody's talk about this picture in the last couple days. >>> and true grit. the college football player who kept on playing. never missed a game, in fact. even during chemotherapy treatments. he beat cancer. last night, he led his team to the cotton bowl. coming up, the key role his mom played in all this. >>> and first, there's a lot of news overnight. and for that, we turn to ron claiborne. >> hi, dan. hi, bianna. trying to get in sync with you. we begin with the developing story overnight. lance armstrong's lawyer is denying a report that he, armstrong, is going to admit to doping. he has told associates and anti-doping o
Jan 10, 2013 8:00am PST
. 18 children around the country have died from this disease. according to the cdc 41 states reporting widespread flu activity. since october, 2200 people in the hospital because of the flu. in fact, it's so bad in boston as we reported yesterday they declared a public health emergency there. robert bazell joins me more. the cdc is expected to come out with new numbers on this tomorrow. how bad is it expected to be with the new revelation of numbers? >> we have to put this in perspective. don't forget, we have the spine flu in 2009, and 2010, 289 children in total died. the cdc doesn't take track of adults. it would be possible to do that. in addition to the flu, there's a couple other things going on. there's a lot of other viruses circulated this time of year. so everything that is flooding emergency rooms is not just flu. it's also other respiratory diseases. one called norovirus which causes a lot of gastrointestinal problems. it's the flu season will not be as bad as 2003, 2004. will it peak in the next few weeks, but right now, it's pretty bad. >> for those who may have not gotte
Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
house. we'll talk about it on "weekends with alex witt." >>> a new report from the cdc declares the flu is epidemic. 47 american states reporting widespread outbreaks, but hope that the flu season could be peeking. dave gutierrez in an emergency room in brooklyn, new york. let's talk about doctors and how long they expect to see the flu activity. >> alex, good morning. that is a big question right now. doctors in many places aren't sure how long it will last. the cdc expects flu activity to last several more weeks. we're only halfway done with flu season. here in brooklyn, they are very busy. doctors saying that about a third of the kids that come to this area or come to this hospital are showing some signs of flulike symptoms, and in other parts, things improving slightly. in the south, we learned that there seems to be an indication that the flu season may have peeked. flu activity is leveling off. many parts of the country, 47 states reporting widespread instances of the flu. so far, 20 confirmed deaths of children, so right now this is still very serious, alex. >> absolutely. let's
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
to research causes of gun violence. contrary to what you may have heard, congress has never prohibited cdc from researching gun violence. rather, congress prevented federal research to quote, advocate or promote gun control, which some government researchers have been doing under t under the gooiz of taxpayer supported -- the president could not legally have directed cdc to conduct that research. i was taken aback when the president cited the declaration of independence in the constitution as sources of government power to restrict gun ownership rights. the constitution in fact creates a limited federal government. it separates powers among branches of the federal government and preserves state power against federal power. the framers believe that these structures would adequately control the government so as to protect individual liberty. the american people disagreed. they feared the constitution gave the federal government so much power it could be tier ran cal. each was adopted to further limit and protect individual rights. president obama's remarks turned the constitution on its head
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am PST
season is officially here. but it may be hard for you to find a flu shot right now. according to the cdc there is a shortage of the flu vaccine and tam ma flu for kids. the shortage blamed on an early start to the flu season and so many more cases of the flu. now according to the cdc between september and december more than 22,000 flu cases were reported. the cdc says this season could be the worst in a decade. and doctors say if you do get a flu shot, it takes up to two weeks for it to become effective. >>> the suspects in a bizarre plot in pittsburgh in the east bay can be released from jail by the end of the day. so far prosecutors have -- police say a young woman plotted with her lover and three others to commit a home invasion robbery. they say it was an attempt to scare the map and make him want to move out of the couples home. the plot turned deadly when the husband fatally stabbed the man that broke into the home. >>> two families are suing oikos university over last years deadly shooting rampage in oakland. seven people died when suspected gunman juan koe opened fire on the sch
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